History of Shri Bimbadod Teerth
According to history Shri Bimbadod Teerth dates back to the ancient times. As per an inscription the idol of Bhagawan Adishvar belongs to a period earlier than even the thirteenth century. The antiquity of the temple can be determined by the artistic nature of the temple. The idol is so artistic that by merely seeing it, one can guess its antiquity. The idol of Bhagawan Adishvar is believed to possess miraculous powers. Devotees from far off places visit the temple to offer their prayers. It is believed that if prayed with all devotion the Lord fulfils the wishes of the pilgrims.
Temple of Shri Bimbadod Teerth
The temple of Shri Bimbadod Teerth houses the idol of Bhagawan Adishvar. The temple has been magnificently decorated with intricate artistic designs. The creative temple work boast about the skills of the craftsmen. The temple is also adorned with attractive pinnacles. The idol of the Lord is almost 76 cm in height and is black in colour. It is seated in a padmasana posture. It is also known as Kesariyaji. The idol has been beautifully carved from a single stone and looks very appealing. The smiling face of the Lord looks very calm and serene. Apart from this there are five other temples that are worth visiting. These temples are also attractively decorated and houses idols of Jain Tirthankaras.
The Temple of Shri Bimbadod Teerth organises many annual gatherings and functions. A fair is held here from the tenth day to the fifteenth day of the dark half of the month of Magasar. There are provisions for dharamshalas or rest houses for the pilgrims. These are well equipped with all modern facilities. Apart from this there are Upashrays and Ayambilshala here. The temple is enclosed by scenic beauty that mesmerizes and fascinates the pilgrims. Thus the calm and tranquil environment and the surrounding greenery make it a suitable place for religious activities. The kshetra is well connected to road, rail and air. Taxi services and bus services are easily available here. The nearest railway station of Indore is at a distance of 88 kilometers and the nearest town of Dhar is at a distance of 32 kilometers. The nearest railway station of Ratlam is at a distance of 8 kilometers from here.
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